On the last day of April 2011, Dalit students—members of the Dalit Adivasi Bahujan Minority Students’ Association (DABMSA) and Telangana Students’ Association (TSA) had planned to conduct a beef festival by cooking beef on the campus of the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU).They also claimed the support of all student unions apart from the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). The day was ripe with the promise of a rebellion, for despite the overwhelming presence of a bee